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Discussion of "soi'ai"
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Comment #3: Re: how is it different from so'a?
Curtis W Franks (Sat Aug 25 19:06:09 2018)

krtisfranks wrote:
> gleki wrote:
> >
>
> "so'a" is a laic/colloquial. It just means "a lot".
>
> But this is a mathematical term/jargon. In this sense, almost all of a
> dartboard is not the exact bull's eye or on any infinitely thin
> (mathematically ideal) curve which creates a boundary between regions.
The
> area of the rest of the dartboard is the same as the dartboard as a
whole.

Almost all real numbers are irrational in this technical sense, but
infinitely many real numbers are rational too (and the set of these is even
dense in the reals).

Maybe a probabilistic argument can also elucidate the distinction:
Colloquially, almost all of the dartboard is not the outer ring of the
bull's eye region, and it is not only possible to hit within this ring, but
it actually has a nonzero probability of happening. Thus, it is not the
case that almost all of the board, in a technical sense, is not this ring.
However, for the exact bull's eye (exact center point), while it is
technically possible to hit it, there is a 0% chance of doing so because
almost all of board (in a technical sense) is not the exact center point.

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